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COVID vaccines

US and China push vaccines as East Asia Summit talks get underway

Washington touts 'no strings' shots while Beijing slams 'politicization of science'

A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinovac vaccine in Jakarta in late July: Both China and the U.S. are eager to offer the region shots.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. is pushing to raise its profile as a source of coronavirus vaccines for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, countering similar Chinese moves and courting a 10-member bloc that is vital to its Indo-Pacific strategy.

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